Entries by agirouard

De Novo Helps Tenant Dodge Disaster at the 11th Hour

“The threat of eviction… particularly during these scary, unprecedented times has been one of the most difficult challenges I’ve ever had to face. Going up against a legal system on your own can seem daunting and overwhelming, but Attorney Emily Dasey not only immersed herself entirely in my case but was able to get results immediately.”

MetroWest Legal Services Fights for a Mother and Son

At the start of the COVID pandemic, Allan had no place to go. He had received an eviction Notice to Quit after missing two months of rent and left to avoid court action. Allan had lived with his mother, Sarah, in her apartment a few years ago, so Sarah decided that he should move back […]

Greater Boston Legal Services Advocacy Opens Door to a Fresh Start

JJ was working three jobs and caring for her two daughters when the pandemic hit. As two of her jobs phased out, she was able to keep the third until an injury flared up, causing her to take fewer hours.  As medical bills mounted and her income depleted, JJ began to fall behind on rent. […]

Community Legal Aid is Keeping Survivors Housed

With 1 in 5 Massachusetts residents reporting domestic violence as a reason for their homelessness, collaborations between domestic violence organizations and legal aid can keep survivors housed. Recently, the New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT), the sexual and domestic violence crisis center in Franklin County, referred a case to Community Legal Aid […]